Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime is confirmed to feature a Full HD+ display, as revealed by Manu Kumar Jain, Global VP and MD of Xiaomi. The Redmi 9 Prime is scheduled to launch on August 4 in India as the latest phone in the company’s budget segment. The phone has been teased to feature a Full HD+ display with a waterdrop notch and it looks like the Redmi 9 Prime is going to be a lot more similar to the Redmi 9 that was launched earlier last month.
The Redmi 9 series succeeds the Redmi 8 lineup from last year that aims to offer value for money phones for people who are on a tight budget. While Xiaomi hasn’t confirmed any specifics about its upcoming smartphone, the Redmi 9 Prime is expected to come with Full HD+ display with a waterdrop notch cutout and splash-resistance. There are speculations that the Redmi 9 Prime could be a rebranded version of the Redmi 9 with some India-centric features.
Xiaomi Redmi 9 specifications
Xiaomi Redmi 9 features a 6.53-inch Full HD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) resolution display with a waterdrop notch cutout for the selfie camera. The screen is topped with a layer of Gorilla Glass 3 for added protection. The phone is 9.1mm thick and weighs at 198 grams.
It is powered by MediaTek Helio G80 chipset with an octa-core CPU and Mali-G52 GPU and runs on MIUI 12 which is based on Android 10. This is paired with up to 4GB RAM and up to 64GB storage options to choose from. There’s also an option to increase the phone’s storage further by using microSD cards of up to 512GB.
The Redmi 9 features a quad-camera setup that consists of a primary 13MP camera with an f/2.2 aperture, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera with 118-degree field-of-view, a 5MP macro camera and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, there is an 8MP selfie camera housed within the waterdrop notch cutout.
The phone has a fingerprint sensor on the back and comes with a 5,020mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging out-of-the-box.
Xiaomi has priced the Redmi 9 in China at CNY 799 (roughly Rs 8,500) for its 4GB RAM + 64GB storage option. In Europe, the Redmi 9 starts at EUR 149 for the base variant and EUR 169 for the 4GB RAM variant. The phone comes in three colours– Grey, Green and Purple.